Make: AMT (Arcadia Machine & Tool) of El Monte
Model: Hardballer Long Slide
Serial Number: A15425
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s through 1980’s
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HARDBALLER / AUTOMATIC / LONG SLIDE / CALIBER 45”, with AMT’s rifled monogram logo, the right is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A.”, the right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and AMT’s rifled monogram logo with “EL MONTE, CA”. The rubber stock is marked “Supreme” in a circle on the sides.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade, which is fixed to the top of the slide; the top of the slide has a serrated matte finished rib. The rear sight is a flat top, a square notched leaf in a base that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a one-piece wrap-around pebbled rubber stock that covers the front strap of the grip frame. The mainspring housing is flat and serrated. The stock is free of noteworthy damages and rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte & Polished Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance is shown as shallow scuffs on the polished sides of the slide and some minor operational scuffs on the dust cover portion of the slide. The barrel has light marks from normal cycling. The top of the grip safety has grinding/fitting scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: AMT Hardballer pistols are pretty much an exact copy of Colt’s 1911 design, with a flat serrated mainspring housing, left side slide stop and thumb safety, and grip safety, but with the addition of a rear adjustable sight and skeletonized trigger with over-travel adjustment. These guns are becoming more difficult to find at auction each year and this one has survived the decades in Fine -Excellent condition. Stainless Longslide, what more is there to say? Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.